Berbere is a spice mixture that is a key ingredient in the cuisines of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Berbere ‘s ingredients usually include chili peppers, garlic, ginger, dried basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek. For chili, they use the Ethiopian Berbere Brown Pepper.
The Berbere Pepper is a thin-walled pepper that ripens to a chocolate brown color. Typically it is dried and then crushed. The Berbere Pepper bush is about 24 to 36 inches tall and profilic.